Category Archives: Book Cover Art

Cover of Ysabel (UK hardback)

Artist: Larry Rostant Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK cover)

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Cover of River of Stars (UK ARC edition)

Designer: Charlotte Simpson Publisher: HarperCollinsUK

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Under Heaven – Penguin ad

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Cover of The Summer Tree (Reissued UK paperback)

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Poster of Under Heaven map by Martin Springett

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Cover of The Wandering Fire (Reissued UK paperback)

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Cover of The Darkest Road (Reissued UK paperback)

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Covers of The Fionavar Tapestry (UK paperback editions)

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Cover of A Song for Arbonne (UK hardback)

UK edition. The first cover is the hardback edition, the second below is the first paperback edition. Note the subtle differences. The hardcover has the elfin figures around the title. At GGK’s request, these were changed for the trade paperback … Continue reading

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Cover for Last Light of the Sun (Canadian)

                        UK paperback edition. Artist: Larry Rostant Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Cover of The Lions of Al Rassan (UK edition)

2012 UK edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: Voyager  

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (UK hardback edition)

 UK hardback edition. Artist: John Howe. Pub: HarperCollins

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Cover of Lord of Emperors (UK hardback)

UK hardback editions.  Artist: Geoff Taylor. Pub: Earthlight.    

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Cover of Lord of Emperors ( UK paperback edition)

UK softback edition of Lord of Emperors.  Artist: Bill Gregory  Pub: Earthlight.  

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Cover of Last Light of the Sun (Swedish edition)

 Swedish edition. Cover illustration: Johan Ehrenberg Publisher: Förlag Onsdag

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Cover of Tigana (Book 1 of Swedish edition)

Artist: Alexander Reichstein.  Pub: Raben and Sjogren.

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Cover of Tigana (Book 2 of the Swedish edition)

Artist: Alexander Reichstein.  Pub: Raben and Sjogren.

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Cover of Lions of Al Rassan (Spanish edition)

2009 Spanish paperback edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan Pub: La FactorÍa de Ideas  

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Cover of Lord of Emperors (Spanish hardback)

Spanish edition of Lord of Emperors (titled King of Light and Shadow) Pub: Plaza & Janés Artist:Mark L. Stephenson

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Spanish hardback)

Artist: Cathy MacLean (adapted) Pub: Plaza & Janés

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Cover of Under Heaven (Spanish edition)

Artist: Alejandro Coluccii Publisher: RBA

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Cover of Under Heaven (Spanish edition)

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Cover of Tigana (Spanish edition)

 Art: The Mel Odom painting, incorporated into a new design by Víctor Viano. Pub: Timun Mas Editorial. 

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Cover of The Wandering Fire (U.S.A. edition)

Note: The typo (the extra s in passionate) has been caught and fixed for the release version of the book.

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Cover of The Darkest Road (U.S.A. edition)

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Cover of The Fionavar Tapestry (Russian omnibus edition)

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Cover of River of Stars (Russian edition)

Publisher: AST

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Covers of The Fionavar Tapestry (Russian editions)

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Cover of Ysabel (Russian edition)

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Cover of The Lions of Al Rassan (Russian edition)

Russian paperback edition. Artist: Steve Yull.  Pub: Sekachyov/Eksmo  

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Cover of Tigana (Russian edition)

A translation of the blurb on the cover of the Russian edition was sent in by Elena Leonoff: In revenge for the death of his son, the sorceror-king Brandin Igratsky resolves to destroy even the memory of the name of … Continue reading

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Cover of Tigana (Book 2 of Quebecois edition)

Artist: Guy England. Pub: Alire. As can be seen, Tigana was split into 2 books. This happened for many of the translations, as English tends to ‘grow’ a lot when translated into other languages, especially Romance languages. The title, as you’ll see if … Continue reading

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Cover of The Summer Tree (U.S.A. edition)

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Cover of The Summer Tree (Polish edition)

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Cover of Lord of Emperors (Polish edition)

Polish edition of Lord of Emperors. Artist: Based on Cathy McLean’s Canadian covers, these designs are by an artist as yet unknown  Pub: Zysk i S-ka.  

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Cover of Sailing to Sarantium (Polish edition)

Artist: Based on Cathy McLean’s Canadian covers, these designs are by an artist as yet unknown  Pub: Zysk i S-ka.

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Cover of Tigana (Polish edition)

 Artist: Mick Van Houten. Pub: Zysk i S-ka

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Cover of Tigana (Portugese edition)

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Cover of Lions of Al-Rassan (Portuguese edition)

 2009 Portuguese edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan

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Cover of The Lions of Al-Rassan (Quebecois edition)

Quebec edition. Artist: Guy England. Pub: Alire

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Cover of Tigana (Book 1 of Quebecois edition)

                      Artist: Guy England. Pub: Alire. As can be seen, Tigana was split into 2 books. This happened for many of the translations, as English tends to ‘grow’ a lot when translated into … Continue reading

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Cover of Under Heaven by Martin Springett

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Canadian Covers of the Historical Novels

This is a new design by Penguin Canada, relaunching some of the ‘historicals’ in trade paperback with a harmonized look. Tigana artwork by Henry Van Der Linde, design by Cathy MacLean. A Song for Arbonne artwork by Marie De Sousa, … Continue reading

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GGK’s note

I love these covers. I am also aware that they (like the L’Atalante covers in France for these three books which I also love) might not serve as a sufficient ‘signal’ for genre readers that what lies inside is the … Continue reading

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Cover of The Fionavar Tapestry (Danish Omnibus edition)

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Cover of The Darkest Road (Italian edition)

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Cover of The Wandering Fire (Italian edition)

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Cover of Tigana (Italian edition)

 Title: ‘Land of the Two Moons’  Artist: Marco Ventura,  Pub: Sperling and Kupfer, Milan

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Cover of The Summer Tree (J’ai Lu edition) French

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Cover of Tigana (book 1 of German edition)

 Artist: Ingrid Schütz.  Pub: Heyne Verlag.  The titles mean ‘The Curse’.

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